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Old 02-09-2012, 07:48 PM
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Bushnell Tactical Scopes

I'd like to hear from some people that own some of the higher end Bushnell scopes. I'm looking for a scope for a savage 10 in .260 rem. I use the gun for deer, coyote and some target shooting out to 600 yds. I was looking at these on Bushnell's web page but am nervous about spending 900 bucks on a Bushnell. the features are all there, I'm just not sure on the reliability.

Do you like your scope, are you satisfied?

Please, I know NF, S&B, and USO are better scopes, please save comments on scopes that are on a different level, and in a different income tax bracket.

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Old 02-09-2012, 08:45 PM
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Re: Bushnell Tactical Scopes

I've got a 4200 6-24X50T that works great. It tracks solid, doesn't ever fog and is clearer than my new Viper PST 4-16. I really like that the eye relief is not as critical in the Bushnell as is the Viper PST. I don't know about the newer ones.
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Re: Bushnell Tactical Scopes

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I'd like to hear from some people that own some of the higher end Bushnell scopes. I'm looking for a scope for a savage 10 in .260 rem. I use the gun for deer, coyote and some target shooting out to 600 yds. I was looking at these on Bushnell's web page but am nervous about spending 900 bucks on a Bushnell. the features are all there, I'm just not sure on the reliability.

Do you like your scope, are you satisfied?

Please, I know NF, S&B, and USO are better scopes, please save comments on scopes that are on a different level, and in a different income tax bracket.

Thank you.
I have a few Bushnell 3200 10X40 mildot scopes on rifles I only shoot offhand. Some are chambered in magnum calibers. (7mm RM, 300 SAUM, etc) Those are $200 scopes. I don't consider them "precision" because they don't have parallax adjustment, but I've not had one fail in any way.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:59 AM
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I have a few Bushnell 3200 10X40 mildot scopes on rifles I only shoot offhand...I've not had one fail in any way.
I have one that failed. Windage adjustment sticks. Oh well, it happens. I have another one thats fine. I still think they're a great value. But that scope is a bit off topic.

The new Bushnell scopes are hit and miss in terms optical quality. I've inspected them at the last few SHOT shows. Some models are better than others, almost like they were designed and/or built by different groups.

The Tactical 3-12X44 FFP is one of my favorites - very good sight picture and optical performance. I like the 1-6.5X24. The 4.5-30x50 was also quite good, especially for a 50 mm objective, high mag scope. The 1.25-8X32 and 2.5-16x16X44, however, have only below average glare performance. I thought the sight picture on the 1.25-8 was a bit cluttered, too.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:43 AM
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Re: Bushnell Tactical Scopes

Good stuff so far, thank you. Im new to this type of scope so it all helps.

I'm thinking about one of the new Elite 3-12X 44MM - IR BTR, MIL Bushnell's web page says it will be available in March. This seems to be a safe choice since Bushnell says they will buy it back if I'm not happy. Has anyone tried that? Or found a need to use that. From the review on line, it should be a good scope....
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:10 AM
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Re: Bushnell Tactical Scopes

For the money, Bushnell is a pretty darn good optic. I like the Elite's and have the opportunity to sit behind them on more than one occasion, and I can honestly say I was well pleased. The one thing I noticed was the Bushnell Elite had very good clarity at a 1,000 - 1,500 yards.
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Re: Bushnell Tactical Scopes

While I have had several Bushnell scopes and have liked them all, if your budget is $900, look at the Sightron SIII line. They are awesome! you can get MOA or MIL reticles, MOA or MIL turrets, target turrets or tactical turrets and their glass is great (rivals if not better than Leupold MK4)

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